• Project Title:
  • Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review – Summary Report
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • June 2019

The Postal Service implements environmental and physical security controls at its facilities to reduce the risk of system and equipment failure, damage from environmental hazards, and unauthorized access to its IT and mail processing assets. Measures include fire alarms, suppression systems, uninterrupted power supplies, guards, gates, locks, and access control cards.

The OIG is summarizing the review of four Processing & Distrubution Centers previously audited. Our objective is to identify and summarize the findings and recommendations in four previously OIG-issued area physical and environmental controls site security reports. The objectives for those four reviews were to determine whether USPS established effective physical and environmental security controls at P&DCs. As part of the summary review, we will identify other P&DC facilities where data suggests similar risks and conditions may exist.

  • Are you aware of any incidents related to physical or environmental security over IT at the P&DC where you do business or work? Please provide the name of the P&DC.
  • Do you have any concerns related to the physical and environmental controls over information technology at your P&DC? 
  • In your opinion, what is the greatest strength or weakness regarding physical and environmental controls over IT at Postal Service P&DCs?

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  • anon

    There should be one type of badge. One that allows you to open doors AND for time clock entries as well. The current use of two badges is not only expensive (the strip on the back of the time card goes out after a lot of use) but sometimes not accurate since the swipe may not read and your pay is affected. Wifi in the buildings should also be opened up for employees use. It wouldn't be any additional cost, since 99% of all hard-lined internet companies don't have data caps, and would provide employees an option to listen to music while working without using all their data on their phones.

    Apr 20, 2019

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